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Jimme O'Neill

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Birth name  Jimme O'Neill
Labels  Celtic music
Record label  Keltia Musique
Years active  1977-present
Associated acts  The Silencers
Albums  Dance to the Holy Man
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Instruments  Vocals, guitar, harmonica
Music groups  The Silencers, The Celtic Social Club
Genres  Rock music, Pop music, Celtic music
Similar  Cha Burns, Cali, Hirth Martinez, Manfred Mann

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Jimme O'Neill is a Scottish singer and guitarist who has been the lead singer of Scottish rock band The Silencers since 1984. Having started his musical career with Cha Burns in Fingerprintz in the new wave music scene, they joined Martin Hanlin and Joseph Donnelly in the 1980s to create the band The Silencers.



Born in Glasgow, Scotland with Irish roots, his first group, named Fingerprintz, recorded three albums from 1977 to 1981. A skilled composer, he has also written songs for artists such as Lene Lovitch, Paul Young, Rachel Sweet and Manfred Mann.

Alongside The Silencers (the rock band he is the lead singer of), O'Neill released a solo album in 2008, entitled Real. He also sings in French.

In 2010, he formed a new group: The Honkytonk Hicks. A self-produced album was released in April 2011.

In 2015 he joined the collective The Celtic Social Club where he became the guitarist and lead singer alongside members of Red Cardell and Ronan Le Bars Group and guests as Winston McAnuff and Roy Harter.

Personal life

He is also a painter and, being a multi-linguist, has lived in Rennes for some time. Previously married to Deirdre Reid.


Painted MoonA Letter From St Paul · 1987
Bulletproof HeartDance to the Holy Man · 1991
Sacred ChildA Blues for Buddha · 1988


Jimme O'Neill Wikipedia

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